Thorstein Berg Is The Board Member of House of Control Group AS (OB:HOC) And They Just Picked Up 1.4% More Shares

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 06, 2021
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Potential House of Control Group AS (OB:HOC) shareholders may wish to note that the Board Member, Thorstein Berg, recently bought kr960k worth of stock, paying kr24.00 for each share. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 1.4%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

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House of Control Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Thorstein Berg is the biggest insider purchase of House of Control Group shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that even when the share price was higher than kr24.00 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Thorstein Berg.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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OB:HOC Insider Trading Volume May 7th 2021

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. It appears that House of Control Group insiders own 6.6% of the company, worth about kr91m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At House of Control Group Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest House of Control Group insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing House of Control Group. When we did our research, we found 2 warning signs for House of Control Group (1 is a bit concerning!) that we believe deserve your full attention.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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